Why Oakland Raider Fans Can Breath a Sigh Of Relief and Scratch Their Heads

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you had not heard, the Oakland Raiders tendered several restricted free agents, including quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. 
The others are linebackers Thomas Howard, Kirk Morrison, Ricky Brown; long-snapper Jon Condo; and cornerback Stanford Routt.
It is also rumored that defensive-tackle Gerard Warren and halfback Justin Fargas will be released.  I personally would keep Fargas and cut Warren.
Many had wondered if Gradkowski would be allowed to walk and if Al Davis would insist on starting JaMarcus Russell in 2010, no matter what.  If Gradkowski signs with a different team, the Raiders would receive a second round pick.
I've made my view clear that I thought that the position should be decided in camp, not by politics, where a team keeps giving chances to a high-paid underachiever.
Don't get me wrong though, I've afforded the possibility that Russell may have just had a really bad slump, but also could not deny the difference made by the switch at quarterba...

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